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  • In this blog for people making treatment decisions about prostate cancer, surgeons Francisco Lopez, Freddie Hamdy and Alastair Lamb explore the evidence, weigh up the benefits and harms, and suggest some questions that you may wish to discuss with your clinician. Artwork: ‘Challenge and Shelter in a Tough Year’ by Ruth Dalzell*.Prostate...
    November 20 2020
  • Throughout November, we are publishing a special series of blogs on Contemplating Cancer. We invited people to share their experiences and views on communicating about cancer in a tweetchat, and Sarah Chapman reflects on what emerged. Above artwork: ‘I am here’ by Jo Wightman, a self-portrait during chemo. It is part of ...
    November 19 2020
  • Earlier this year, we invited applications from people who would like to be ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’*. The Consumer Champions role will involve advocating for evidence-based health care and Cochrane amongst organisations and patient groups in the UK. Here, Genna White introduces herself:"In 2012 my eldest son was diagnosed...
    November 12 2020
  • Earlier this year, we invited applications from people who would like to be ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’*. The Consumer Champions role will involve advocating for evidence-based health care and Cochrane amongst organisations and patient groups in the UK. We will be introducing each of the Consumer Champions here. First is Brian...
    November 5 2020
  • In this blog, Liz O’Riordan reflects on the Cochrane Review Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer from her perspective as both breast surgeon and someone with recurrent breast cancer.The objectives of this recent Cochrane Review were to assess whether communication skills training...
    November 4 2020
  • Sarah Chapman introduces Contemplating Cancer, Cochrane UK’s special series of blogs and other resources sharing cancer evidence and experience.Today we’re launching Contemplating Cancer, a special series which will run throughout November and will include blogs and other resources on cancer-related topics. We hope it will be both...
    October 30 2020
  • Who should apply? UK Cochrane Groups who would like to host a fellow at up to 80% FEC (full economic costs) for Academic InstitutionsCountry funding open to: UKGeneral information: The objectives of the scheme are: To develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. To foster new research and innovation...
    October 23 2020
  • In the sixth blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Lynda Ware, a Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains why detecting diseases earlier by screening is not always beneficial, and may – in some cases – be harmful.Surely sooner is always better?...
    October 23 2020
  • 20th October is World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day. Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Brokers, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, take up its theme #EvidenceToImpact, with a reflection on the potential impact of sharing evidence in blogs and the challenges of capturing it. For this first World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day, ...
    October 20 2020
  • In this blog for people undergoing IVF, Sarah Lensen (Cochrane editor) and Noortje Uphoff (IVF patient) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF add-ons, as part of the new Cochrane Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation – effectiveness of add-ons.“During our first round of IVF, we were given the option to use embryo glue to...
    October 16 2020

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